Steamer Clams in Beer and Garlic

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

Serve with melted butter for dipping and hot crusty bread.

Top Review by five angels

I recommend using a darker beer. I used Nut Brown Ale.<br/><br/>The smell of the liquid marinate was not all that appealing - in fact, it really wasn't good at all. However, the taste it imparted on the steamers was beyond compare! I had people that didn't like steamers all that much, raving about the taste of the clams! I credit this recipe. In fact, several claimed these were the best they ever had!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a big saucepan, combine the beer, broth, garlic, bay leaf, parsley, and salt/pepper.
  2. Bring to a boil; decrease heat to medium; simmer 5 minutes to blend flavors.
  3. Add clams; cover and simmer 4-5 minutes until clam shells open.
  4. Remove bay leaf and discard; remove any clams that did not open and discard.
  5. Place clams in 4 large individual bowls and ladle some of the liquid from the saucepan over the clams.
  6. Serve with individual bowls of melted butter for dipping; serve immediately.

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